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They are our customers! 他们其实是我们的客户啊!

May 5, 2017By 5 Comments
They are our customers! 他们其实是我们的客户啊!

 They are our customers, not competitors! 他们其实是我们的客户,不是我们的竞争对手啊! Abstract: By the time they finished high school at age 17 or 18, I sent my 3 children to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), New York City (NYC), to do their Graduate Gemologist (GG). And they have a keener nose for business than me. Probably, an old […]

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先生,这美钞没有用 !

April 23, 2017By 0 Comments
先生,这美钞没有用 !

The following post is a Chinese translation from “Sir! Dis’ Dollah No Good” by popular demand. 摘要 : 在我20多年中的印度支那国家旅行中 (越南, 柬埔寨,老挝, 缅甸和泰国 ), 我遇到过许多假美钞的例子. 除泰国外, 外国人在这些国家中最常用的货币是绿钞 (美元 ) 。以下文章是我遇到过的其中一个遭遇 几年前我和喀爾文,我的第二个儿子,我们去了一趟在曼德勒 (缅甸 )以北闻名的「抹谷石头道」的六日五夜旅行. 抹谷生产世界上最好和最有价值的红宝石,而在贸易上,它被称为「鸽子血宝石」. 当时喀爾文刚刚毕业于美国纽约市的美国宝石研究所(GIA), 成为宝石研究学家,当年他只有18岁 当时, 我告诉他, 千万不要成为一个死板的「办公桌扶手椅」宝石学家. 你必须经过烈火的洗礼– 亲自体验过宝石场地和矿山, 让您了解和体验上游采矿作业和活动. 因此,加尔文会经常陪我去曼德勒和仰光的玉矿,红宝石矿和各种玉石市场。与加尔文一起旅行很有趣. 他从来没有抱怨过当时艰难的旅程,长时间在狭窄的吉普车上的路程,睡在一个糟糕的, 没有热水洗澡的酒店,充满臭味的房间和那腐臭的床单. 那边常见的蚊子叮咬和飞蚂蚁, 非常炎热和潮湿的天气….因为电力供应不稳定,即使有发电机, 破损的冷气机还是不断的坏.或当那边的食物不那么适合我们,因为害怕腹泻我们只好吃面条当饭吃。 无论如何,这也是一个极好的抹谷之旅。 第二天我们回到曼德勒睡了一晚, 第二天飞回仰光。 那天晚间,我们在曼德勒繁忙的街道之一我们最喜欢的西餐厅吃晚餐. 我们一共四个人,其中包括和我在一起工作多年的两位女士。 我的天哪 ! 饭后,我才意识到我已经用完了我所有的Kyats, […]

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Sir, Dis’ Dollah No Good!

April 20, 2017By 4 Comments
Sir, Dis’ Dollah No Good!

Abstract: In my 20 over years of travel throughout the Indo-China countries (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos), Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand I have encountered many instances of counterfeit US dollars. Except for Thailand, the most used currency by a foreigner in these countries is the green back. The following post is one of my various encounters. […]

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A for Alpha …

May 20, 2016By 2 Comments
A for Alpha …

Lesson: How the children learned about the international assigned code words for alphabets of A for Alpha, B for Bravo …. Last couple of months, I was in the car with the two boys. William, the youngest son, was speaking to a staff member in Shanghai on his iphone, giving instructions in fluent Mandarin. Then […]

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11b. Are You A Lefty Or A Righty?

June 2, 2014By 0 Comments
11b. Are You A Lefty Or A Righty?

Further to this post, Three Suckers Are Born Every Second, the girl and the two boys were exuberant about their winnings, three big stuffed toys and an assortment of smaller toys, because they saw the opportunity that there were a lot of uncollected winning tokens in the children’s gaming machine. All they did were to […]

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12. The Bronze Bell At The Shwedagon Pagoda

May 15, 2014By 0 Comments
12. The Bronze Bell At The Shwedagon Pagoda

  The Shwedagon Pagoda (Golden Pagoda) lies in the heart of the city of Yangon (Rangoon) in Myanmar (Burma) and dominates the skyline. With four relics of Buddha enshrined within, this is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese. If you are in Yangon you should visit this pagoda at least twice in a […]

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